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In The Jailhouse Now  Guy Clark

I had a [C]friend named Bill Campbell
He used to [C]rob, steal, and gamble
And on the [C]side he begged so he mopped [G]up
Well, I [G]told ol' Bill he shouldn't do it
And [G]ol' Bill said that he knew it
So he [D]started begging with a bucket instead of a [G]cup


Chorus 1:
He's in the jailhouse [C]now
He's in the jailhouse [F]now
Lord, [G]ol' Bill flubbed his dub
When he [G]wore a tuxedo to the country club
He's in the jailhouse [C]now

Yodel chords:
[F]    [C]    [G]    [C]                         
Ol' Bill had a gal named Sadie
And she said "Have you seen Bill lately?"
Naw, I don't believe that he's about
Well, ol' Sadie went down to the jail
It was just to pay his bail
And she whispered "Sheriff, please don't let him out!"

Chorus 2:
He's in the jailhouse now
He's in the jailhouse now
Lord, while ol' Bill's away
Sadie's with the sheriff every day
He's in the jailhouse now

Yodel

Yodel

You remember the last election
The prohibitionist was in action
Tryin' to elect themselves a president
And Bill Campbell and John Austin
They rode from New Orleans to Boston
And they bought them a bottle in every settlement

Chorus 3:
In the jailhouse now
In the jailhouse now
Lord, they caught 'em down by the railroad track
Stealin' the train just to haul it back
They're in the jailhouse now

Yodel


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